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The Eyra’s Eye

Posted: March 7, 2019 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, Game Booking, Pitch

Oh, what a lot of parties.

You’ve been to a dozen this year, at least – either gossiping among the guests or as a shadow in the corner clearing up the mess. Fancy dress in fairytale gardens, dull dinners in Oxford and Cambridge, coming out parties in London and intimate tea parties at various town addresses, ultimately each the same as the last. Everyone puts their best face forward to escape or obscure the uglier truth.

Because everyone has their dirty little secrets, don’t they? Born of boredom, or sin, or something far more sinister. The great war unmasked a lot of unpalatable things, for rich and poor alike. Whether you’re a survivor trying to forget, a bright young thing rising among the ruins or struggling below stairs to better yourself, everyone has something to hide, and everything to gain by keeping up appearances. And what better mask than a little glitz and glamour?

Lady Adelaide Avery’s birthday gathering at Avery Lodge will be a sedate and sophisticated affair, her close-knit inner circle of family and friends coming to her cherished retreat in the Lakes for an elegant weekend of celebration and champagne.

Flies around the honey-pot, more like.

It is 1928, and no-one is expecting the old widow to survive more than another few winters. The extravagant inheritance she’ll leave behind would make the fortune of anyone, more than enough temptation to overlook the family history of madness or the lingering rumours of a cursed emerald necklace as part of the prize, the infamous Eyra’s Eye.

It’s just another quirky story, surely?

OOC Information

Dates: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September, 2019

Venue: Eskmeals House

Price: (Servants Tickets) £60

Deposit: £20

Booking opens: 7pm Friday 8th March , 2019

Full payment due: Thursday 1st August, 2019

The Eyra’s Eye is a classic horror offering with a twist, drawing inspiration from Agatha Christie and Jonathan Creek as well as HP Lovecraft. In the comfortable setting of Eskmeals House it will be a chance to indulge in the opulence of the roaring twenties for a fully-catered, 24-hour time in weekend and a story in which little is as it seems.

Themes will include cosmic horror, trauma, mental illness and domestic abuse. Players may face situations in which they are powerless. In terms of accessibility Eskmeals House unfortunately has no ground floor bedroom, there are small steps leading into the house, a gravel drive and some areas of the floor are uneven. If you are interested but wary of any of the above, please get in touch and we can discuss these elements further.

Servant Tickets

As well as the standard player tickets, we will also be selling a limited number of half-price servant tickets. If you play a servant, you will get the full player experience; you will have a character as usual for a horror game and will have a full role in the story. Your weekend will be fully (if less elegantly) catered as well. However, your role will also involve some light housework as part of a small team of other players with a little help from an NPC crew, hence the reduction in price.

The tasks will include settling tables, serving and clearing meals, serving aperitif and after-dinner drinks, washing dishes and assisting the guests to settle in. Servants will eat in a servant’s hall either before or after the guest meals. A full timetable will be provided, but if you are unsure about the amount of work involved please enquire with a ref.

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CollectorCon 2018

Posted: January 17, 2018 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, Game Booking

The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines serial killing as “a series of two or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone”. The FBI states that the motives of serial killers can include anger, thrill-seeking, financial gain, and attention seeking.

The act of murder has a special significance. It neatly divides mankind. Hunters and hunted, predators and prey, those who kill and those who are killed. But just as killers no longer rely on heavy rocks and sharp sticks, are no longer respected warriors of the tribe, so too has the act of murder evolved.
In the modern era of newspapers It was no longer enough just to kill a single victim. Now in the age of Twitter even causing many deaths is no longer special.
These days, the headlines are reserved for those who impart the deaths they cause with meaning, with poetry. Each murder is part of a grander pattern, an expression of self carved into the bleeding skin of the human soul.

You are an artist. You are a serial killer.

Every year the best and brightest artists of death meet in a secret location for the discreetly named CollectorCon. Here you will socialise, share tips and tricks of the trade, and perhaps learn to refine your gore-stained, murderous vision. Here murderers can learn to become legends. And this year, who knows? CollectorCon may allow you to change the world.

CollectorCon 2018 is a game of personal exploration, horrific violence and cosmic horror in roughly equal measure. It will take place on the 25th February from midday in Bowland College at Lancaster University.
As everyone who signs up will be playing a serial killer, this game comes with an extremely wide-ranging adult content warning. If there is an awful thing that one human being has done to another there is a chance that it will at least be mentioned in this game, and a chance that it may actually happen.
We want to stress that this will be a non-contact game, but expect fairly full-on roleplay, graphic descriptions of awful deeds and some pretty gorey props. We also wish to stress that this game is more about catharsis than triumph, so don’t pin your hopes on your awful, murderous character surviving.

Places cost ten pounds but are only open to members of Lancaster University Roleplaying Society (this covers a buffet fit for a convention and any fake blood that we might throw at you), we offer for free the sense of lingering unease that may stay with you for some time. To sign up please contact us through the society or our facebook page.

September 2017 – Where Twin Suns Sink

Posted: December 2, 2016 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, Pitch

It’s cold outside, there’s no kind of atmosphere. You’re all alone, more or less.

The year is 2657 and for whatever reason you may have you are now a member of the Space Corps – the company in charge of the space program of the great Anglo-American Empire or Astral Minerals, their daughter company in charge of interplanetary mining. You are the crew of the scouting ship White Giant, sent on a mission to explore and bring back samples from a nearby undiscovered planetoid. Things however mean that this isn’t your standard scouting mission.

This is a survival horror event, you need to get out alive. Are you willing to overcome the odds? Can you be sure that you are all in this together?

If you enjoyed Room 13’s previous event set in the Vietnam War then this will likely appeal to you.
This game will include themes of isolation and privation
This is set somewhere that looks a lot like the Red Dwarf universe with influences of Alien and Serenity in terms of tech level and how far in the future this is. A setting document will be provided to players to set the scene and explain about the world.

This event will run 01/09/2017-03/09/2017
Places will cost £110 and this includes your uniforms. It will take place at Tarn Outdoor Centre – in South Cumbria Fells (The Howgills), between the Market towns of Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh (CA17 4LN).

A deposit of £25 will need to be sent to the refs to confirm your place either in person or via the Room 13 blog – places will open on 02/12/16 at 8pm.

 

Surprise December Event

Posted: October 10, 2016 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, Pitch

Our friends at LURPS have asked us to put on a single day horror event for them, so we’re rerunning Cluedothulhu Live! Yup – it’s Cluedo and it’s Cthulhu and it’s a LARP! As we’re rerunning this event will be free to LURPs members though anyone wanting to make a contribution to next year’s insurance costs will be welcome to do so.
We’ll be running this on Lancaster University Campus in Bowland North on December 4th from 2pm.

Further details of the event and the ability to sign up to it will go up on Friday at 6pm.

Found Footage: Spaces Open

Posted: March 4, 2016 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, Game Booking, Pitch

Found Footage is a game in two parts, telling two stories; the intertwined fates of the student film crew, and the family and friends who find their footage. For more on the specifics of the game check out the post below this one.

The options and outcomes for each game will be determined, in part, by the actions of the counterpart players. Both chapters will be weekend-length events. If you want action-orientated survival horror, sign up for chapter one, while if you prefer slow-burning, free-form, investigative horror, then chapter two is the game for you. Both promise intense horror, character-driven RP and a glimpse into darkness.

The ticket price for this game will be £95. Booking will open on Friday 4th March, and places can be reserved with an initial deposit of £15. There are limited player spaces, especially for Chapter One, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  There are now only spaces left on Chapter Two.

 

Chapter One

Venue – Gibraltar Farm Campsite

Time In – 18.00 September 2nd 2016

Time Out – 12.00 September 4th 2016

Debriefing – 13.00 September 18th 2016

SOLD OUT

Chapter Two

Venue – Lancaster, various.

Time In – 18.00 September 16th 2016

Time Out – 12.00 September 18th 2016

Debriefing – 13.00 September 18th 2016

FOUND FOOTAGE

Posted: February 29, 2016 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, Game Booking, Pitch

And long he travers’d to and fro, to acquaint

Himself with every mystery, and awe;

Till, weary, he sat down before the maw

Of a wide outlet, fathomless and dim

To wild uncertainty and shadows grim.

(John Keats, Endymion, Book II, 269-273)

 

Chapter One

We do not own these woods. They own us.

(Timothy Goodwin, “Within These Woods”)

You had to show the world what they were doing.

The Lancaster University Society of Heretics, had become more than just another student society to you. LUSH had become a community where you and your peers of skeptics and atheists had spent many a long evening in the throes of hearty debate, setting the world to rights over a pint of real ale in Grad bar. That being said, you were all too aware of the echo chamber. The conversations you were having this week on the problem of evil and Pascal’s Wager were the same as last week.

But then the cult appeared on campus. Calling themselves the Copper Temple, they began evangelizing to students, luring the vulnerable into their ranks with promises to fix what was broken, cutting them off from their courses, their friends and even family.

Exposing them began as a pipe-dream, but frustration soon planted the seeds an actual plan. Contacting their leader, you secured an invitation to their commune in Silverdale forest. A few of you began preparing for a documentary project, like a bunch of young Louis Therouxs, to record this cult’s bizarre beliefs and abusive practices.

The date was set for early September. You and your friends bundled into your cars and set off to make a film of whatever you might find.

 

Chapter Two

Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.

(Jonathan Harnisch, “Freak”)

 

You still don’t know what happened to them. That’s the worst part.

It was a week before the police had identified all the missing persons. All members of LUSH, all lost in Silverdale forest. You’d never heard of this cult, yet for no discernable reason members of this student society, one of them a member of your family, had gone out to the woods and never returned.

The Lancashire Constabulary had done all they could to keep you informed about the situation, but there was never much to report. The woods were combed day and night for any signs of the missing cultists or the student film-makers, but they seemed to have vanished without a trace. Soon, a week had past. Then, nearly two.

Then they found the cameras. After a few days analysing the footage, the Inspector called to tell you that there was footage you needed to see.

A hard weekend is coming for you. The police will be sitting you through a screening of the footage they found, and the next morning you will be participating in a press conference regarding the ongoing search. Accommodation in Lancaster has been arranged, and for the first time you will be in the company of others whose family have vanished somewhere in those woods.

But there’s more to this than you realise.

 

OOC Information

Found Footage is a game in two parts, telling two stories; the intertwined fates of the student film crew, and the family and friends who find their footage.

The options and outcomes for each game will be determined, in part, by the actions of the counterpart players. Both chapters will be weekend-length events. If you want action-orientated survival horror, sign up for chapter one, while if you prefer slow-burning, free-form, investigative horror, then chapter two is the game for you. Both promise intense horror, character-driven RP and a glimpse into darkness.

The ticket price for this game will be £95. Booking will open on Friday 4th March, and places can be reserved with an initial deposit of £15. There are limited player spaces, especially for Chapter One, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Chapter One

Venue – Gibraltar Farm Campsite

Time In – 18.00 September 2nd 2016

Time Out – 12.00 September 4th 2016

Debriefing – 13.00 September 18th 2016

 

Chapter Two

Venue – Lancaster, various.

Time In – 18.00 September 16th 2016

Time Out – 12.00 September 18th 2016

Debriefing – 13.00 September 18th 2016

In September…

Posted: January 23, 2016 by luvlymish in Dates, Game, Pitch

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